April Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites

April Events in Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites


Below is a sample of April 2018 events at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks’ web pages.  More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275.

Coastal Kids Camp
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Spend Spring Break with us outdoors in this activity packed park-hopping 3-day extravaganza of pure fun. Kids will be transported to a different park each day and our activities will include: fishing, hiking, boating, birding, kayaking, fun with forts, archery and more. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $95 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, GA
This Environmental Education event is geared towards children ages 3 to 6. It will involve the child and a guardian. We will cover a different topic each week. Most of the activities come from the Growing Up Wild Environmental Education Curriculum from the creators of Project WILD. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Square Dance
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park – Rising Fawn, GA
Join us at the Group Shelter for a night of square dancing. Whether you are experience or new to square dancing, you’re sure to have a great time. Sponsored by Friends of Cloudland Canyon. For more information, contact Connie Ward at 423-802-7037 or connie@cloudlandcanyon.org. $8-$15 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.

Mini-Golf Tournament
Friday, Apr 6, 2018 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA
Come test your skills on our mini-golf course. All ages welcome. The winner (the player with the lowest score) will receive a prize. $3-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.

Equestrian Poker Ride & Facilities benefit ride
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 8 AM to 7:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park – Crawfordville, GA
Come out and join a benefit ride that helps support our wonderful equestrian facilities. We will start the day out by having a poker ride, followed by lunch, door prize giveaways, and a bingo ride in the afternoon. That evening we will have a spaghetti dinner followed by a movie on the lawn. All participants must pre-register by 3/30/18. $30 plus $5 parking. 404-316-7956.

Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners will be called to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Food Trucks at Sweetwater Creek State Park
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 11 AM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park – Lithia Springs, GA
For the first time ever Sweetwater Creek invites the public to enjoy food trucks in the park. Bring the family and venture out on a hike then enjoy food located in the bait shop parking lot from Peace of Pita and Royal Pig BBQ. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Apr 8, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We’ll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Faith and Courage – US Military Chaplains Traveling Exhibit:
9 AM – 5 PM from Apr 13, 2018 until Apr 20, 2018
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site – Warm Springs, GA
Faith and Courage – US Military Chaplains Traveling Exhibit: “Faith and Courage”, This exhibit of Chaplain’s stories include text and photographs from World War I, World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.

Traveling Exhibit: Georgia Journeys
9 AM – 5 PM from Apr 20, 2018 until May 1, 2018
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site – Warm Springs, GA
Georgia Journeys traces the stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors who have a strong connection to Georgia. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.

Party For The Planet
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with us. Picnic early atop the mountain then meet us at the party. Join the DJ and rangers on the dance floor for 60’s-current dance music. Bring roasting stick for marshmallows. We will provide the roaring campfire.Earth Day trivia games with prizes. Meet at the Stone Amphitheater next to Park Office. Free, under age 4. $5 ages 4 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Little River Run 5K
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 8 AM
Reed Bingham State Park – Adel, GA
Join us for a 5K race on our USA Track and Field Certified Course. Participants will receive t-shirts and refreshments. Registration may be completed online at www.runningintheusa.com or at our park office. $20-$25 $5 parking. 229-896-3551.

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